Robert Schelenz was born in 1986 in Oschatz, Saxony. After graduating from high school in 2004, he served in the military for one year. Thereafter he went on to complete his “Handelsfachwirt” at the NKD VertriebsGmbH where he managed several branches and was also supervising an entire distribution area. In 2011 Robert finished his bachelor’s degree in “international distribution management”, in cooperation with the real,- SB-WarenhausGmbH, at the University of Applied Sciences Worms. He graduated at the top of his class. In Worms he took classes in investment and was a member of the committee to nominate the head of the chair for “International Controlling and Accounting”. During this time he also attended several internships at real,- headquarters in Germany as well as in Istanbul, Turkey. In September 2012 he is starting his “Master in Management” with specialization in Finance at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Robert is holding a “Deutschland-Stipendium”.